John H. Stelling (1940 – 2022)
POUGHKEEPSIE—John H. Stelling passed away July 27, 2022 at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, June 14, 1940, he was the son of the late William and Asta Hansen Stelling.
He moved to Canaan as a young boy and attended school there, graduating Chatham High School in 1957. Afterwards, he went into the Air Force where he served from 1958 to 1962. He returned to Brooklyn, where he was hired by IBM and worked until he retired in 1996. After retirement, he moved to East Chatham where he was involved in the East Chatham Fire Company, Columbia County Sportsmen’s Federation, Canaan Rifle Club, Saranac Lake Fish and Game, Canaan Conservation Club, Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals, Canaan Cemetery Association, Stockbridge Sportsman Club, and helped with the Senior Group in Canaan. He was an active member of the Flat Brook Baptist Church and Hope Church in Lenox, MA. (more…)